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Light House Hostel Reviews

20 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

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91%

Rating
868 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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100%

The staff was surprisely kind and courteous and the whole place was really clean which is important also. There were a large community room with a projector and mediaplayer which was a big extra, sofas were really comfortable. The kitchen had everything what we needed.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Light House is clean and comfortable, with a few unpleasant quirks. 1. It would be much more friendly were there not a television in the common room. Many times I had hoped to hang out in the common room either to relax or to meet other guests and was greeted by some inane television show. This is not why I go on holiday. 2. The no-shoes rule is ridiculous. It's a hostel, not a hospital. 3. If you're on a lower bunk, headroom is minimal. 4. Nice neighborhood, but inconvenient.


77%

There is a touch of personal kindness in the way the facilities are set up in Lighthouse. The foam that covers the ladders in the bunk beds makes it comfortable to climb up... the beds are of the better quality so NO creaking and shaking when one goes in and out of the bed. ... even the laundry service was good. and am glad the staff have their own place so the lounge is mostly for the guests... and yes, i enjoyed the projector movies ... glad I had the pleasure of Lighthouse.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

personal sockets would be great but it was okay. Nice living room with a lot of good films! Nice kitchen, clean and well-equipped.


100%

A wonderful, cosy, homely hostel. The girls on reception went out of their way to make me feel welcome; the atmosphere was great, with peace and quiet in the dorms but plenty of chance to socialize with other guests as well (e.g. at the regular movie nights in the common room); and the facilities were excellent – the kitchen looked like it had been fitted yesterday! I strongly recommend Light House to anyone and everyone.


66%

Didn't love the bathroom set up, but overall very nice


91%

Our stay was great. Staff were really friendly and the hostel was quiet and comfortable.


91%

Great experience in the hostel. Reception very friendly and helpful.


54%

Bathrooms dirty, beds wobbly, mattresses poor quality and old, too few bathrooms for all guests to share, odd placement of outlets, room doors hard to lock or didn't at all, noisy in the mornings.


97%

Terrific facilities, clean, large rooms and bathrooms, all the amenities available (with no charge). Great atmosphere, and everyone is super nice. People spontaneously just go to pubs at night--great atmosphere. Only thing is, location is a little far from center city (15-20 min walking).


94%

Friendliest staff I've ever met at a hostel! The place really feels like you're staying at the house of a good friend you've known for years.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

It was a really good hostel,like in a house with an atmosphere cosy . It's a good idea to put slippers. Each rooms were clean and handy ,it was perfect . I felt like in my house.


94%

Perfect accomodation! People are very agreable and respectful. The staff makes all they can to help you. The kitchen is a very pleasant place where you can cook and store what you want. It is also a place of meeting.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel is very nice, the staff are great and I had no negative experiences in there. Everyone were very gentle and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The place is simple but very cozy.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The hostel is one of the cleanliness I've stayed in. If you're a solo traveler this is a great hostel to stay while you're visiting Edinburgh. The lounge on the bottom floor is a great place to meet many other solo travelers and enjoy hundreds of movie selection. The only downside to the hostel is the bathroom situation. Unless you book a room with an ensuite, you'll likely have to wait awhile in the morning. It's best to shower either at night or during the evening to avoid the hassle.


97%

The light house hostel a very clean,quiet and pleasant place, one of the best hostel that i have e!ver been !


94%

Friendly, clean, peacful and very helpful staff.


89%

Very nice community rooms and staff. Decent location. The bathrooms have a shower head right by the toilet and the water goes everywhere, but other than that pretty clean. A beautiful building and nice hostel overall.


91%

Hostel was very clean. Location is fair, about a 25 minute walk to the train station and city center. Showers were hot. Would recommend.


94%

The host is very nice, and the leave luggage policy helps a lot :)

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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